Strategic Illustration, Visual Summaries, and Videos
Custom Visuals for Your Next Meeting, Presentation, or Communication
Do you need to share your story in a way that connects with your audience? Do you need to get people inside of your organization excited about a strategy or program or initiative? Are you overusing PowerPoint as a presentation method? Do you ever need to “paint a picture from data”?
Visualize and internalize important, strategic content
Share various aspects of their organizations in engaging, visual ways
Synthesize and simplify large amounts of [often] complex information and data and communicate it in a way that makes it accessible, understandable, digestible, and useful – in one place, in a visual way
Share their story with others
Strategic illustration is ideal for visualizing and sharing:
Synthesized information from meetings, working sessions, and focus groups
Meeting preparation materials and handouts
Pitches, keynote speeches, and presentations
Town halls and all-hands meetings
Organizational history, mission and vision, values and culture
Strategic plans, project plans, goals, and action plans
Processes, systems, models, and approaches
Business models and business planning activities
Change management strategies and plans
Lessons learned and postmortems
Annual reports, research findings, and survey results
Annual benefits enrollment information
Leadership development programs
Learning and development and online / virtual training / website content
Customer personas and information about products and services
Check out some of my strategic illustrations below:
Hand-Drawn Strategic Illustrations, Infographics, and Presentations (Digital)
Christy is a genius at taking numerous disparate thoughts, ideas, and strategic inputs and boiling them down to their essence and then representing them visually in a simple, connected, compelling and brilliant manner. One of the tremendous, unexpected outcomes of having the essence of our strategic executive meetings captured in a visual is one of inclusion with our larger, and often remote, workforce. When we communicated to the organization using the visuals created by Christy, many of our employees responded indicating that they felt like they were present in the unfolding discussions in a way they’ve never been able to do. Our workforce was able to rapidly understand the communications because the visuals capture so many key points and messages in a way that only using words simply can’t do.I would strongly recommend Christy’s visual genius to any organization looking to improve and/or enhance the overall achievement of desired business outcomes through more effective communications, strategic planning, execution, and inclusion.
Mindi Sullivan, Senior Director, Global People Experience, d-wise
Meals on Wheels Orange County, NC has had the opportunity to work with Christy multiple times over the past several years. We turned to Christy during COVID to harness her creativity to enable us to visually tell our story and as a thank you to all those in the community who helped us sustain our service. The sketch video was a big hit with our fundraiser participants, donors, and website visitors. Christy has been a thoughtful partner and collaborator helping MOWOCNC to better focus our services in support of our mission and to creatively capture and share our story. We look forward to working with Christy and using her talents once again as we work our way through, and hopefully past, COVID, and determine how MOWOCNC can continue to best serve its clients and the broader community.
Rachel Bearman, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels Orange County , NC
What I appreciate about working with Christy is the ability to process and synthesize large amounts of data into a coherent visual story. The image she created was a huge highlight of a conference session on how practitioners learn.
Elayne Greeley, Partnership Broker, Community Employment Collaboration, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
As soon as I saw one of Christy’s visuals I knew this was something I wanted to experience! The whole process was a facilitation of communication that put our firm on a journey of growth. It’s some of the most worthwhile time and money we have spent.
Lauren Erickson, CFP® CSRIC™, Erickson Advisors
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Christy in developing our SunCatcher Explainer Video! SunCatcher wanted someone to tell our unique story in a timeless way so potential customers would understand how we can help them. Christy quickly grasped what we needed (sometimes better than we did) and then proceeded to ask for input and made a variety of suggestions based on that input as we honed in on exactly what we wanted. We wrote the script together, then she worked her magic to create a compelling video using a storyboard with just the right images and background music. Christy was able to take an involved story and make a number of interrelated points about our product while capturing the viewer’s attention.
Christy creates exceptional, high quality, professional products and has an eye for detail with a relaxed, comfortable approach. I must confess on a number of occasions SunCatcher has been approached by customers not to learn more about our products but wanting to know more about our explainer video and who created it!
Terry Carroll, Physicist, Founder, Designer and CEO, SunCatcher Passive Solar Greenhouses
The visual illustrations Christy provided for a presentation to a Division I athletic department helped participants engage and make a deeper emotional connection with the content.